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Lessons Learned from Qld Success Stories

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Hanrick Curran

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Brisbane, Qld 4000

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Be informed and inspired by a Q&A with an exceptional panel of QLD entrepreneurs and their remarkable journey from small time operators to household names. We’ll be up close and personal with leaders from Qld success stories, John Wagner, Toowoomba magnate of the Wagner Family Group, synonymous with the catch phrase “build it and they will come”; Managing Director of Todd’s Hi-Fi, Allan Todd, a multi-generational family businessman and John Sharpe, self-made tourism entrepreneur best known for his Southbank & Kangaroo Point Cliffs leisure activities and Story Bridge Adventure Climb brands.

We’ve partnered with East Coast Forum (ECF) and invite you to join us for an intimate and engaging business networking discussion with our special guests. The Q&A panel will be moderated to draw out business lessons learned by our panellists whilst leading the growth and transformation of their highly successful businesses.

Seats are strictly limited. Secure your seat today to avoid disappointment.


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John Wagner - John Wagner, along with brothers Denis, Neill and Joe established construction materials and infrastructure company Wagners in 1989. With origins in Toowoomba, the group rapidly expanded into a diversified construction materials, logistics and mining services group, widely known for their bold entry into the aviation market with the establishment of Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport. John, with personal interests in aviation led the development and operations of the first greenfield public airport since Tullamarine developed almost 50 years ago.

John Sharpe - John Sharpe is the Founder and Managing Director of Riverlife, an integrated tourism and leisure activity company that boasts a portfolio of Adventure, Leisure and Dining experiences including Tangatours Watersports, Walkabout Creek Adventures, P&O Edge (Cruise Ships), Northshore Harbour Cafe, Mirrabooka and the well-known Story Bridge Adventure Climb in Brisbane. Since embarking on his first business venture in 1988 he has retained a passion for adventure, the environment and creating opportunities for new starters get a foothold in the tourism industry. He has an avid interest in incorporating innovation and technology into the tourism and leisure market to deliver unique experiences and value for his clientele.

Allan Todd - Allan Todd is Managing Director of the family owned business, Todds Hi-Fi a highly recognised premium audio equipment retailer. Allan oversaw the expansion of the brand into a household name from its humble beginnings as a second-hand furniture store in Wynnum in 1962. Under Allan’s leadership the company has transitioned from its successful TV lead marketing strategy of the 80’s through the retail disruption with online consumer buying. Todds Hi-Fi is about to relocate operations to a large single state of the art complex offering high quality service, actual product “touch, feel & hear” demonstration and on-line consumer options. Outside of business, Allan represented Australia in karate and was sat on the World Referee Council for the sport.


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Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017

Time: 12 – 2pm

Venue: Hanrick Curran Café, Level 11, 307 Queen Street, Brisbane

Ticket price: $77 incl GST (discounted from $110), includes lunch

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